..and we are dreamers of the dreams
A personal favourite, the ultimate comedown track when there were fish swimming in the air at home, post chemical marathons. Even now, it’s a grounding composition. I try not overplay it due to tune fatigue, but when myself and some mates got home tripping in the summer after a night with the owl gods in the woods, that was the first piece I put on. 10mins later they had a Kenny Ken mix on. Give/take.There are certain tracks on 85-92 that I find timeless (Ageispolis)
Feel the same about aphex. Branded as headfuck futuristic guy but I mostly go to him for the stunning melodies and the beauty does put me in an appreciative state, for the basic eternal things nature, family, love, the passing of time
OK, onto Aphex.
This is one of those ones that shows you what he’s capable of when he’s not just trying to be a twat, which he usually is.
This track has been sifting through my nerves and heart valves since 1995. Apart from being a delicious sonic object it is also a beautiful piece of music: something that zeroes in on the soul, articulates shards and shades of feeling you were only otherwise dimly aware of. The tone is hard to define: it is melancholy, triumphant, a love song, an elegy; you can be in a different place at a different time and this piece of music somehow finds a way to reflect or transform the moment. He’s a riddle, because maybe he just has a good ear, but, surely, to make music like this you must have some rarefied poetic sensibility, some depth of feeling and width of vision. Perhaps he’s just English: if he has it there somewhere, it has to be deflected, downgraded, treated like an accident, something meaningless. Don’t show your emotions, lads!